The board and staff of Regional Plan Association mourn the passing of board member Hilary Ballon.
A world-class historian, academic, administrator and curator, Hilary helped us better comprehend our city and region and brought her brilliant insights to the challenges we face today. Her landmark exhibitions and research of Robert Moses (in collaboration with Ken Jackson) and the New York City street grid are fundamental to our understanding of New York.
Hilary joined the RPA board in 2004.
"Hilary was a friend, mentor, educator and collaborator. Our thoughts and prayers go to her family. We mourn her passing and celebrate the extraordinary intellect, brilliance, and wisdom she imparted to us," said RPA President Tom Wright.